Sunday, May 5, 2013

I love the Smell of Dri-Lock and Mulch in the Morning

Sunday, May 5, 2013
If my eyes are open and it's not 40 below, I'd rather be out hunting for vintage treasure. But sometimes you have to stay home and take care of mundane things. Like basic home maintenance and such.

So we started the weekend in the basement. Our house was built in 1961. It's a classic split level my children always referred to as "the Brady Bunch House." And with anything that's over 50 years old (ahem--present company included), it needs some ongoing maintenance. We put in several hours in the morning freshening up the walls with Dri-Lock paint, which is not so much actual paint as it is a paint-like pudding. But it's supposed to keep the concrete basement from leaking, so that's a good thing.

Note that Gramma's "closet" is more like a WALL of shelves!

Meanwhile, we also had a truck load of mulch delivered for the yard. The sun was shining, the air was warm, and the house smelled of Dri-Lock paint and mulch. Mmmm!

But we couldn't leave the WHOLE weekend to chores, could we? So, we finished up with a trip out to the local flea market. It's one of the first warm, sunny weekends of the spring, and the place was wall-to-wall people!

We compromised. Several flats of flowers for the yard, and a small stack of linens for "Gramma's" closet.

What could be better?


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